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Race is on to find world’s fastest airline

[ March 27, 2015   //   ]

Budapest Airport will find the world’s fastest airline this September. The annual ‘Race to Find The Fastest Airline In The World’ will take place at 11.00 on Saturday 5 September 2015 on Budapest Airport’s 13R-31L – on foot. Runners from airlines, airports and enterprises across the aviation community once again compete for a series of Airport trophies, including the key Fastest Airline in the World team prize.

All entry fees – €30 before July 2015, €50 thereafter – are donated to cancer charities, and other child-focussed good causes and every finisher receives “The Bron’s Medal” named for Brontë “Bron” Hogan, the publisher’s 12-year-old daughter, who passed away in 2011 after a five-year battle with leukaemia.

There are two race distances – 10km (four runway lengths) and 5km (a distance favoured by sofa-loving revenue management executives, say the organisers). Aer Lingus is the airline to beat after it swept to victory this year, winning both the top team prize as well fielding the fastest runner, fleet cost manager, Robert Murphy.

There are all sorts of categories, including Fastest Airport, Fastest Aviation Media Team and Fastest Aviation Enterprises Team. And last time, the Fastest Airline CEO prize went, serendipitously enough, to József Váradi, boss of Wizz Air.

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